White House: Trump would accept less money for border wall

Dec 25, 2018, 01:07
White House: Trump would accept less money for border wall

"Listen, anything can happen", McConnell said. "We're pulling for an agreement that can get 60 votes in the Senate and a majority in the House".

Vice President Mike Pence returned to the U.S. Capitol on Saturday afternoon to make an offer to the chamber's top Democrat, Chuck Schumer of NY. That meeting ended after 30 minutes with no resolution.

However, Republican lawmakers claim that Trump backing down from the fight is highly unlikely due to the need for higher border security and his desire to deliver on campaign promises.

Wednesday is the first day taxpayers could begin to feel the effects of a shutdown, Mulvaney said.

The trio of tweets come on the third day of a government shutdown, as the president seeks to encourage a lame duck Congress to put billions of dollars of funding into his border wall before Democrats assume control of the House of Representatives in January, and a day after the president moved up Mattis' retirement.

There is no question that the government shutdown is a "Nancy Pelosi" problem, and it will have to be solved by Democrats, Sen.

With Democrats set to take control of the House on January 3, and House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., on his way out, the shutdown was providing a last gasp of the conservative majority before the new Congress.

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"At some point the Democrats not wanting to make a deal will cost our Country more money than the Border Wall we are all talking about".

The shutdown has affected thousands of federal employees.

Both sides spent Saturday dug into their positions over the terms of reopening the nine government departments whose funding expired after Friday night.

Democrats are staunchly opposed, and the absence of a deal meant federal funds for dozens of agencies lapsed at midnight on Friday. Some parks are already closed for the winter. The Securities and Exchange Commission has posted a list of the services it will soon suspend, including the processing of certain business records.

Federal parks are closed and more than 400,000 federal "essential" employees in those agencies will work without pay until the dispute is resolved.

Why can Trump not get his budget passed?

Trump made a Mexico border wall one of his main campaign promises and the idea is popular with many Republicans backing the president's message that illegal immigration is out of control.

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We saw some folks are raising money for a border wall to keep out our migrant siblings and fellow human beings, who are fleeing violence and persecution and whose tragically-underpaid labor is essential to the USA economy.

Another GoFundMe page is circulating regarding the wall in the United States and Mexico border. The Mexican Government has said it would not fund the wall.

Where do negotiations stand between the president and Democrats?

But when an interviewer asked whether Democrats weren't going to provide any wall money, Merkley responded: "That's correct".

Even if the shutdown extends through the holidays, as expected, the Santa Tracker will still use satellites and radar to keep tabs on St. Nick's journey around the globe and take calls from anxious kids (and maybe a few grown-up kids at heart) who will want to know if he has been spotted anywhere in their 'hood. In retaliation, Trump refused last week to sign a wider spending bill, temporarily stripping funding from swaths of the government. "We arrived at this moment because President Trump has been on a destructive two-week temper tantrum".

One focus of last-minute discussions was $1.6 billion in border security support that was a part of pending Senate legislation, number two Senate Republican John Cornyn said.

Democrats have said they are open to budget proposals that do not include the wall, which they say would be costly and ineffective.

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